A WISE MAN ONCE SAID, ‘BEFORE I GOT MARRIED, I HAD SIX THEORIES ABOUT BRINGING UP CHILDREN. NOW I HAVE SIX CHILDREN AND NO THEORIES.’
In this age of hyper-information, parenting is much like tap-dancing in a minefield. There was a time when parents had nothing to draw from except for their experiences with their own parents. But today, there is information overload and conflicting advice from multiple ‘experts’.
HOW ARE PARENTS TO NAVIGATE THIS JUNGLE OF COUNSEL AND STILL RETAIN THEIR SANITY?
The short answer: common sense. 13 Steps to Bloody Good Parenting uses wit and prudence to show that parenting is not an exercise in theories but about learning on the job. In the patented, no-frills style of the 13 Steps series, the book cuts right through the din of information and advice.
Parenting is a huge responsibility. With 13 Steps to Bloody Good Parenting, it can become a more thoughtful and enjoyable one.
Publisher: Westland (22 January 2019)
Formats Available – Paperback / Kindle
No. of Pages – 184
Book Review – 13 Steps to Bloody Good Parenting by Ashwin Sanghi/Kiran Manral
Even though a part of the 13 Steps to Bloody Good series by Ashwin Sanghi, this book is particularly all about Kiran Manral’s theories of Parenting. And the later has crafted this book extremely tactfully by infusing enough humor, personal anecdotes and some parenting advice that means business.
As compact as this book is, I would say that each and every word is worth being memorized and practiced in real life. The author has structured the book in such a manner that every chapter (read every step to Bloody Good Parenting ) has been first backed by stories from her childhood or the current days of her parenting followed by an eye opening view of how things should be approached. Finally the author goes on to elaborate a step by step guide to the exact steps one needs to take in order to make things happen in the way they should.
This book is a unique take on pare ting that fluidly transforms from the emotional aspect to the ethical and then the practical aspect of parenting.
Some of the most profound words of advise I came across in this book are about how laughing should be an integral characteristic of our existence if we really need to grow close to our kids. As per the author, laughing is that singular parenting tool that will also ensure that our kids grow up with a healthy dealing mechanism in the face of adversities.
Other steps discussed in the book involve a role of a parent in making sure that there is enough celebration, Love and Nourishment around a child. I particularly liked the narrative that talks about how detachment is very important for a parent if they truly want their kids to grow up to be independent individuals.
P.S. – If you are looking at a ready to emulate guide book with exact ‘To Do’ steps on how to deal with a situation, 13 Steps To Bloody Good Parenting by Kiran Manral and Ashwin Sanghi is THE BOOK for you.
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